On a summer night in June 2015, self-proclaimed white supremacist Dylann Roof allegedly walked into an historically African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, during a bible study and opened fire, killing nine people in the process. Roof already had a criminal record, having been arrested on felony drug charges a few months before the shooting,
Verdicts & Settlements
The National Milk Producers Federation class action lawsuit has reached a settlement agreement. The antitrust lawsuit was filed by Matthew Edwards et al. against defendants NMPF, also known as Cooperatives Working Together, Dairy Farmers of America, Land O’ Lakes, Dairylea Cooperative, and Agri-Mark in the Northern District Court of California. The suit alleges that the
Back in June of 2013, 16-year-old Ethan Couch killed four people after hitting them with his car when driving while intoxicated (presumably from the liquor he and his friends had stolen from a Walmart earlier that night.) At the time of the accident, he was speeding while driving illegally on a suspended license with a
It was a late night in January, 2015. There was alcohol involved. There was dancing involved. There may have even been flirting involved. What was NOT involved, however, was consent. Thankfully, two Stanford University graduate students were out for a bike ride when they came across a man thrusting himself on top of an unconscious,
On August 1, 2016, a press release was published by the Washington Attorney General’s office announcing that Attorney General Bob Ferguson had filed a lawsuit against corporate giant Comcast. The lawsuit alleges that Comcast bilked its subscribers out of millions of dollars related to its Service Protection Plan. Comcast’s Latest Lawsuit by Washington A.G. is Not
On January 2, 2016, an armed group attended a peaceful protest in Burns, Oregon, of the imprisonment of father Dwight and son Steve Hammond. That protest resulted in the Malheur Wildlife Refuge armed takeover. The Hammonds are area ranchers who were convicted of a 2001 arson of federal lands, specifically the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management
Barclays lawsuit settlement agreement with the attorney general’s of 44 states was entered on August 8, 2016, according to a press release by New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. Barclays PLC is a global company with headquarters in London, England, that has offices in New York. The settlement agreement was reached after an investigation of
Takata Corporation confirmed that a Florida suit over Takata air bags settled recently. The suit pertained to Patricia Mincey and her 2001 Honda Civic. Ms. Mincey was involved in an accident in June 2014, during which her Takata air bag deployed with excessive force, leaving her a quadriplegic. Ms. Mincey passed away in April after almost two years in the hospital. She was 77.
The Pound Civil Justice Institute announces 2016 Appellate Advocacy Award. According to its website, the Institute “is a national legal ‘think tank’ created by pioneering members of the trial bar and dedicated to ensuring access to justice for ordinary citizens. Through its activities, the Institute works to give lawyers, judges, legal educators and the public a balanced view of the issues affecting the U.S. civil justice system.” This year’s winners of the award have certainly accomplished the mission of the Pound Civil Justice Institute.